CSIRT Gnd Alert – Compromised Facebook Profile Used In Catfishing And Sextortion Scam

PR The Grenada National Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT Gnd)  wishes to inform the public of a compromised Facebook profile which is being used in a catfishing  and sextortion scam targeting locals. The account is in the name of Sherwin Fortune or  marcus.fortune1

Catfishing involves luring someone into a relationship using a fabricated or fictional online persona  while sextortion involves threatening to distribute someone’s private/sensitive material (usually of  a sexual nature) for sexual favors, or money among other things. Both catfishing and sextortion  contravene Grenada’s Electronic Crimes Act, 2013. 

The public is reminded that they should be cautious with whom they interact with online and even  more so when it comes to the sharing of personal and sensitive information.  

Anyone needing assistance or information in dealing with these types of scams can reach out to the  Grenada National Cyber Security Incident Response Team on WhatsApp and Telegram on (473) 423- 2478; via email at csirtgnd@gov.gd; or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @csirtgnd. Additionally, assistance can also be gotten from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the  Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) on (473) 440-3921.